A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Vega Alta in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:37:30 / 9:37 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr16010000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16010000. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 108 km (67 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -66.3451° West, 18.392° North, depth 108 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/01/16 / 2016-01-10 01:37:30 / January 10, 2016 @ 1:37 am.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guánica, Ceiba, Sabana Grande. Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 27 km (17 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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